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University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Department of Hematology and Internal Oncology (Department of Medicine V)


Andreas Mackensen

Prof. Dr. med.

Andreas Mackensen

Specialized in: hematology, oncology, internal medicine

The Department of Hematology and Internal Oncology at the University Hospital Erlangen deals with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with disorders of the hematopoietic system, such as acute and chronic leukemia and malignant lymphomas, as well as malignant solid tumors (if chemotherapy or other systemic treatments are needed). The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Mackensen.  

The main goal of the medical team of the Department is to provide patients with a competent medical care involving both professionalism and human attitude. The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Mackensen also develops optimal treatment programs and makes a significant contribution to both clinical and experimental cancer studies.   

The University Hospital Erlangen performs all systemic therapies, including autologous and allogeneic bone marrow or blood stem cell transplantation, as well as antibody therapy. In addition to hospital beds, the Department comprises a specialized outpatient clinic for patients who underwent allogeneic transplantation and an outpatient facility for chemotherapy and infusion therapy, as well as diagnostic laboratories. 

The competent team under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Mackensen also serves the patients with the other neoplastic diseases of all kinds, when a systemic therapy is required, particularly to relieve pain. The optimal treatment strategy is discussed with the teams of surgeons, specialists in radiation therapy and other disciplines of the University Hospital Erlangen. 

The main medical focuses of the Department of Medicine V are

  • Acute leukemia
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Chronic leukemias and myeloproliferative disorders
  • Malignant lymphomas
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Rare systemic diseases